In this letter, a comparative analysis is carried out between the mechanism of mode conversion in differential microstrip lines due to bend discontinuities on one side and trace asymmetry on the other side. With the help of equivalent modal circuits, a theoretical basis is provided for the idea to compensate the undesired common mode (CM), due to the presence of the bend, by intentionally designing asymmetric traces. As an application example, the proposed CM-reduction strategy is used in conjunction with another recently-presented wideband CM suppression filter for differential microstrip lines. It is shown that the proposed solution enhances the overall CM-reduction performance of the filter by some decibels, while preserving its transmission properties.
|Titolo:||Compensating Mode Conversion Due to Bend Discontinuities Through Intentional Trace Asymmetry|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|